On Wednesday's Backchat, community housing. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service has launched a flat-share scheme aimed at enabling NGOs to run hundreds of low-cost temporary homes to be rented out to the needy. The idea is to offer a new option of affordable housing - but will it detract from the long term goal of better housing for all? What part should Government play? Should we better enforce rules on living space and safety? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, on-line media recognised.
The Fed is looming large over markets in Asian trading as investors await the decision on US interest rates and details of how and when the central bank proposes to start reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet accumulated since the last financial crisis. In the currency markets, the yuan has dropped to 2-week lows. The Hong Kong dollar spiked to 2-week highs after the HKMA announced it had issued HK$40bn of exchange fund bills to mop up excess liquidity in the system.
In corporate news, iconic store Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, which was founded in 1948 and has 1,700 stores around the world, has been facing stiff competition from online retailers. Toys “R” Us was the last major brick-and-mortar toy store left in the US.
On Wednesday's Money Talk we are joined by Andrew Freris of Ecognosis Advisory and Louis Kuijs from Oxford Economics. Ross Darrell Feingold, Taiwan based political analyst at DC International Advisory joins us on the phone from Taipei. (8am-8.30am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Radio 3’s annual writing competition is back! This year we are partnering up with Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong to bring you Hong Kong's Top Story 2017. The campaign is starting off now.
This year, we are looking for inspiration in a particular picture as shown (above) by a legendary photographer Fan Ho.
Inspired by this picture, write a story of not more than 2,000 words.
And send to email@example.com.
You’ll win book prize, dinning vouchers and get a consultation with a Hong Kong based author.
Don’t forget, the deadline is 10 November 2017.
This week, the Earl of Alto, 26 weeks of heaven, we visit an old shanty town (taking the LONG way round!), and Colin talks to the wonderful Sarah Hayes, currently touring with the Artie Shaw orchestra. Sunday morning, 8:30 on Radio 3.
Businessman Allan Zeman is a long-time supporter of the annual short-story writing competition, Hong Kong's Top Story, which is co-organized this year by RTHK, Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong. Here, urges you to take up the writing challenge. You're invited to study a picture by legendary Hong Kong photographer, Fan HO, to come up with a theme. Then write a short story of not more than 2,000 words and For more, visit http://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/hktopstory2017
Dr Anita Young from the SPCA talks about traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture for pets.
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